I met Ferdi and Joice, our client a year ago. They were couple with full of optimism, having ideal that their house will be compact, small and comfortable for them, 3 bedrooms mixed with small office for their small graphic design home atelier in 150 square meter piece of land [10 x 15 m] . That moment was the process of long architectural sketches.
The design for the house consisted of several layer introducing series of weaving brick technique to provide sense of privacy in the facade which face east. I discovered that ready or customized roster would be solution for the wall. But the question was, could it be even more efficient, or could we make another solution, which was unique, which was also honest, showing masonry expression. The stacking or manipulation techniques or even I called it weaving technique was tricky because it did need to be efficient in material making and construction which means that the material need to be ready and that would not be special customized. I thought that the material would be light weight brick, the reason was simple, First, because the module was the biggest module 20 x 60 compared to red brick, and second, because it was easy to manipulate because the character was brittle. The brick was cut into 3 pieces, so we can have another module of 20 x 20, then by stacking the brick, leaving 5 cm gab we get sense of privacy leaving air circulation. The simple solution was better than using customized roster or even ready roster in term of efficiency.